Four public schools will become hotbeds for South Australia’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
The specialist schools will teach students entrepreneurial skills and attitudes, with a strong emphasis on creativity, problem solving and collaboration.
The program will attract additional funding of $1.5m per annum for the four schools to develop dedicated entrepreneurial spaces, hire specialist staff and purchase forefront digital platforms and technology.
The funding will also help students to pilot business ventures such as start-up stalls, working with business and industry to replicate real-world experience.
The schools will be supported to develop mentoring relationships with successful entrepreneurs and businesses.
An information session for interested schools is being held on Tuesday 26 June, kicking off a formal expression of interest process that will see two metropolitan and two regional schools chosen later this year.